Federal Gov’t reaffirms commitment to support local production of agricultural products

In order to reduce the high demand for foreign exchange as a result of huge importation of food items to the country, the Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to support the sustainable local production of agricultural products in the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said this during a meeting More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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FG to distribute 73 motorised harvesters to oil palm farmers – Official

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobori, said the Federal Government will provide 73 motorised harvesters for farmers to boost oil palm production in the country. This More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Averting economic recession in Nigeria via agriculture

Nigeria’s economy has been forecast to be amongst the top 20 largest in the world by 2030, according to a recent report of Bloomberg — one of the world’s leading financial services firms — on the More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Economic diver-sification: Kebbi govt set to back farmers

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has reiterated his immeasurable support for the farmers in the state in order to ensure More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Genetically modified cotton, cowpea to be available in Nigeria by 2018

The National Bio-Safety Management Agency (NBMA) says genetically modified cotton and cowpea will be made available in the Nigerian markets as from 2018. The Director-General of the agency, Mr Rufus Ebegba, gave More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Farmers urge Govt to distribute fertiliser via text messages

Some farmers in Hadejia, Jigawa have called on Jigawa government to distribute fertilisers using the Short Message Service (SMS), to guard against diversion of the commodities. A cross section of the farmers made More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Nigeria can compete with the rest of the world in rice production – JICA Rep

Mr Nakamura Hirotaka, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), says Nigeria with its rich environment, has potential to compete with other countries of the world in rice production. Hirotaka More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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Livestock stakeholders tasked on milk production

From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna Managing Director, Kaduna Federation of Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MILCOPAL), DrIshaq Bello has urged states and non-states actors in livestock development to provide goods More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Expert wants Nigeria to focus on cassava flour production

Dr Alfred Dixon, the Head, Cassava Weed Management Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has called on Nigeria to focus more on high quality cassava flour production. Dixon gave More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Kaduna: Agric Commissioner dissolves state management cooperative committee

From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna Kaduna State Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Manzo Ezekiel at the weekend said previous government interference destroyed cooperatives societies  in the state. According More...